Dr Chris Wensrich

Senior Lecturer

School of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
Mechanical engineering.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Mathematics, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Mechanical Engineering

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified 35
090499 Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified 65

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (30 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Rawson AJ, Kisi E, Wensrich C, 'Microstructural efficiency: Structured morphologies', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER, 81 820-828 (2015)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2014.11.012
Co-authors Erich Kisi
2014 Kisi EH, Wensrich CM, Luzin V, Kirstein O, 'Stress distribution in iron powder during die compaction', Materials Science Forum, 777 243-248 (2014) [C1]

The unique and unusual state of matter represented by granular materials has historically made it very difficult to develop models of stress distributions and was previously not a... [more]

The unique and unusual state of matter represented by granular materials has historically made it very difficult to develop models of stress distributions and was previously not able to be explored experimentally in the required detail. This paper reports the application of the neutron diffraction strain scanning method, originally developed for residual stress measurements within engineering components, to the problem of the stress distribution in granular Fe under a consolidating pressure. Strains were measured in axial, radial, circumferential and an oblique direction using the neutron strain scanning diffractometer KOWARI at ANSTO (Sydney). The full stress tensor as a function of position was able to be extracted for both straight walled, converging and stepped dies. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.777.243
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Erich Kisi
2014 Wensrich CM, Katterfeld A, Sugo D, 'Characterisation of the effects of particle shape using a normalised contact eccentricity', GRANULAR MATTER, 16 327-337 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10035-013-0465-1
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2014 Wensrich CM, 'Stress, stress-asymmetry and contact moments in granular matter', Granular Matter, 1-12 (2014) [C1]

The physical nature of contact moments within granular assemblies is reviewed and a new approach is developed for the homogenisation of stress within these materials. This approac... [more]

The physical nature of contact moments within granular assemblies is reviewed and a new approach is developed for the homogenisation of stress within these materials. This approach revolves around capturing the effects of contact moments through the concept of contact eccentricity. By this method it is possible to calculate an expression for bulk stress that is both symmetric for material in equilibrium and fully consistent with the usual definition of bulk stress as an ensemble average of material stress over a representative volume element. The technique is demonstrated in a simple two dimensional example, as well as a larger scale discrete element modelling simulation of a steady state direct shear experiment. © 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

DOI 10.1007/s10035-014-0484-6
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2014 Wensrich CM, Kisi EH, Luzin V, Garbe U, Kirstein O, Smith AL, Zhang JF, 'Force chains in monodisperse spherical particle assemblies: Three-dimensional measurements using neutrons', Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 90 (2014) [C1]

The full triaxial stress state within individual particles in a monodisperse spherical granular assembly has been measured. This was made possible by neutron imaging and computed ... [more]

The full triaxial stress state within individual particles in a monodisperse spherical granular assembly has been measured. This was made possible by neutron imaging and computed tomography combined with neutron diffraction strain measurement techniques and associated stress reconstruction. The assembly in question consists of 549 precision steel ball bearings under an applied axial load of 85 MPa in a cylindrical die. Clear evidence of force chains was observed in terms of both the shape of the probability distribution function for normal stresses and the network formed by highly loaded particles. An extensive analysis of the source and magnitude of uncertainty in these measurements is also presented.

DOI 10.1103/PhysRevE.90.042203
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Erich Kisi
2014 Smith AL, Wensrich CM, 'The effects of particle dynamics on the calculation of bulk stress in granular media', International Journal of Solids and Structures, 51 4414-4418 (2014) [C1]

Expressions for bulk stress within a granular material in a dynamic setting are reviewed and explicitly derived for assemblies of three dimensional arbitrary shaped particles. By ... [more]

Expressions for bulk stress within a granular material in a dynamic setting are reviewed and explicitly derived for assemblies of three dimensional arbitrary shaped particles. By employing classical continuum and rigid body mechanics, the mean stress tensor for a single particle is separated into three distinct components; the familiar Love-Webber formula describing the direct effect of contacts, a component due to the net unbalanced moment arising from contact and a symmetric term due to the centripetal acceleration of material within the particle. A case is made that the latter term be ignored without exception when determining bulk stress within an assembly of particles. In the absence of this centripetal term an important observation is made regarding the nature of the symmetry in the stress tensor for certain types of particles; in the case of particles with cubic symmetry, the effects of dynamics on the bulk stress in an assembly is captured by an entirely skew-symmetric tensor. In this situation, it is recognised that the symmetric part of the Love-Webber formula is all that is required for defining the mean stress tensor within an assembly - regardless of the dynamics of the system.

DOI 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2014.09.008
2013 Wensrich CM, Kisi EH, Luzin V, 'Non-contact stress measurement in granular materials via neutron and X-ray diffraction: Theoretical foundations', Granular Matter, 15 275-286 (2013) [C1]

Model validation remains a serious problem within the field of computational granular materials research. In all cases the rigor of the validation process is entirely dependent on... [more]

Model validation remains a serious problem within the field of computational granular materials research. In all cases the rigor of the validation process is entirely dependent on the quality and depth of the experimental data that forms the point of comparison. Neutron and X-ray diffraction methods offer the only quantitative non-contact method for determining the spatially resolved triaxial stress field within granular materials under load. Measurements such as this can provide an unprecedented level of detail that will be invaluable in validating many models. In this paper the theoretical foundation underpinning diffraction-based strain measurements, their conversion to local stress in the particles and ultimately into the bulk stress field is developed. Effects such as elastic anisotropy within the particles of the granular material, particle plasticity and locally inhomogeneous stress distribution are shown to not offer any obstacles to the method and a detailed treatment of the calculation of the bulk stresses from the particle stresses is given. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

DOI 10.1007/s10035-013-0416-x
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Erich Kisi
2012 Wang Y, Wensrich CM, Ooi JY, 'Rarefaction wave propagation in tapered granular columns', Chemical Engineering Science, 71 32-38 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2012 Wensrich CM, 'Boundary structure in dense random packing of monosize spherical particles', Powder Technology, 219 118-127 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2012 Wensrich CM, Katterfeld A, 'Rolling friction as a technique for modelling particle shape in DEM', Powder Technology, 217 409-417 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 21
2012 Wensrich CM, Kisi EH, Zhang JF, Kirstein O, 'Measurement and analysis of the stress distribution during die compaction using neutron diffraction', Granular Matter, 14 671-680 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Erich Kisi
2012 Donohue TJ, Wensrich CM, Roberts AW, Ilic D, Katterfeld A, 'Analysis of a train load-out bin using combined continuum methods and discrete element modelling', 7th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids, CHoPS 2012, (2012)

Train load-out bins are generally large structures that employ flood loading chutes to rapidly load material into wagons. It is often important when designing these structures to ... [more]

Train load-out bins are generally large structures that employ flood loading chutes to rapidly load material into wagons. It is often important when designing these structures to consider the dynamic loads associated with the rapid unloading of the material as these loads can often cause vibrations. Typically, calculations for the dynamic loads are based on traditional continuum calculations coupled with site data, as the unloading rate depends on factors such as gate opening time, the corresponding outlet size, train speed, and material properties. The continuum approach has been previously illustrated in the past with a case study [1]. This paper will present results using the Discrete Element Method (DEM) on the same case study and will compare results in terms of instantaneous flow rates, as well as dynamic forces and accelerations of the flowing bulk solid during discharge.

2011 Stratton RE, Wensrich CM, 'Horizontal slug flow pneumatic conveying: Numerical simulation and analysis of a thin slice approximation', Powder Technology, 214 477-490 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2011 Wensrich CM, Stratton RE, 'Shock waves in granular materials: Discrete and continuum comparisons', Powder Technology, 210 288-292 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.powtec.2011.03.031
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2011 Rahman M, Schott DL, Katterfeld A, Wensrich CM, 'Influence of the software on the calibration parameters for DEM simulations', Bulk Solids Handling, 31 396-400 (2011) [C2]
Citations Scopus - 1
2010 Stratton RE, Wensrich CM, 'Modelling of multiple intra-time step collisions in the hard-sphere discrete element method', Powder Technology, 199 120-130 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.powtec.2009.12.008
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2009 Donohue TJ, Wensrich CM, 'Improving permeability prediction for fibrous materials through a numerical investigation into pore size and pore connectivity', Powder Technology, 195 57-62 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.powtec.2009.05.012
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2008 Donohue TJ, Wensrich CM, 'A numerical investigation of the void structure of fibrous materials', Powder Technology, 186 72-79 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.powtec.2007.11.002
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2008 Donohue TJ, Wensrich CM, 'The prediction of permeability with the aid of computer simulations', Particulate Science and Technology, 26 97-108 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/02726350701492520
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2007 Donohue TJ, Wensrich CM, 'Permeability of cellulose-based: Fibrous materials', Powder Handling and Processing, 19 174-179 (2007) [C2]
2006 Wensrich CM, Collard AR, 'Resonant and non-linear behaviour in vibrationally fluidised beds', Powder Technology, 166 30-37 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.powtec.2006.05.002
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
2006 Wensrich CM, 'Slip-stick motion in harmonic oscillator chains subject to Coulomb friction', Tribology International, 39 490-495 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.triboint.2005.03.004
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 8
2004 Wensrich CM, 'Evolutionary solutions to the brachistochrone problem with Coulomb friction', Mechanics Research Communications, 31 151-159 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.mechrescom.2003.09.005
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9
2003 Wensrich CM, 'Numerical modelling of quaking in tall silos', International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 45 541-551 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S0020-7403(03)00057-2
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
2003 Wensrich CM, 'Evolutionary optimisation in chute design', Powder Technology, 138 118-123 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.powtec.2003.08.062
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 2
2002 Roberts AW, Wensrich CM, 'Flow dynamics or 'quaking'in gravity discharge from silos', Chemical Engineering Science, 57 295-305 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Alan Roberts
2002 Wensrich CM, 'Experimental behaviour of quaking in tall silos', Powder Technology, 127 87-94 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 17
2002 Wensrich CM, 'Dissipation, dispersion, and shocks in granular media', Powder Technology, 126 1-12 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10
2002 Wensrich CM, 'Selected Case Studies on the Silo Quaking Problem', Bulk Solids Handling, 22 116-122 (2002) [C3]
2001 Wensrich CM, 'Load Sharing Models for Steel Cable Reinforced Conveyor Belting', Transactions of Mechanical Engineering, 25 65-71 (2001) [C1]
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Conference (31 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Wensrich CM, Kisi EH, Luzin V, Kirstein O, 'Non-contact measurement of the stress within granular materials via neutron diffraction', AIP Conference Proceedings, Sydney, AUSTRALIA (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.1063/1.4811962
Co-authors Erich Kisi
2013 Stratton R, Wensrich CM, 'Stress analysis of horizontal slug flow pneumatic conveying via DEM-CFD simulation', Proc. 7th International Congress for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids (CHoPS), Fredrichschafen, Germany (2013)
2013 Wensrich CM, Katterfeld A, 'Rolling friction and shape in discrete element modeling', Proc. 7th International Congress for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids (CHoPS), Fredrichschafen, Germany (2013)
2013 Wensrich CM, Kisi EH, Luzin V, 'Bulk Stress measurement in granular materials using neutron diffraction', Proc. International Congress on Particle Technology - PARTEC, Nuremberg Germany (2013)
2012 Dratt M, Schartner P, Katterfeld A, Wheeler CA, Wensrich CM, 'Coupled DEM and FEM simulations for the analysis of conveyor belt deflection', Papers. Bulk Solids Europe 2012 International Conference on Storing, Handling and Transporting Bulk, Berlin, Germany (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Craig Wheeler
2012 Wensrich CM, Kisi EH, Zhang JF, 'In situ measurement of stress distributions in granular materials using neutron diffraction', Proc. 7th International Congress for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids (CHoPS), Fredrichschafen, Germany (2012)
2010 Stratton R, Wensrich CM, 'Hard sphere discrete element modelling: An alternative approach to the application of multiple intra-time step collisions', Proc. 6th World Congress on Particle Technology, Nuremberg Germany (2010)
2010 Wensrich CM, Stratton R, Moreno-Atanasio R, 'Wave motion in granular materials: A comparison of discrete and continuum models', Proc. 6th World Congress on Particle Technology, Nuremberg Germany (2010)
2008 Donohue TJ, Wensrich CM, 'A study of pore size and connectivity to improve permeability prediction for fibrous materials', Proc. Bulk Europe 2008, Prague, Czech Republic (2008)
2008 Donohue TJ, Wensrich CM, 'Packing efficiency results from a simulation method utilising the optimisation of an objective function', Proc. Particle Systems Analysis 2008, Stratford upon Avon, UK (2008)
2008 Couch B, Wensrich CM, 'Modelling the interaction between bulk solids and conveyor belts', Proc. Particle Systems Analysis 2008, Stratford upon Avon, UK (2008)
2008 Wensrich CM, Donohue TJ, 'A comparison between computed tomography scans of particulate assemblies and numerical simulations', Proc. Particle Systems Analysis 2008, Stratford upon Avon, UK (2008)
2007 Donohue TJ, Wensrich CM, 'The effect of particle shape on tortuosity', ICBMH 2007. 9th International Conference on Bulk Materials Handling Storage, Handling and Transportation. Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2007) [E1]
2007 Wensrich CM, Goeke S, Best J, 'A momentum based discrete element model', ICMBH 2007. 9th International Conference on Bulk Materials Handling Storage, Handling and Transportation. Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2007) [E1]
2006 Donohue TJ, Wensrich CM, 'Computer Modeling of a Packed Fibrous Bed', Proceedings of The Fifth World Congress on Particle Technology CD-Rom, Florida, USA (2006) [E2]
2006 Wensrich CM, 'Strange Phenomena and Resonance in Vibrationally Fluidised Beds', Proceedings of The Fifth World Congress on Particle Technology CD-Rom, Florida, USA (2006) [E2]
2005 Wensrich CM, 'Multi-objective evolutionary optimisation of conveyor loading chutes', Advances in Applied Mechanics : Proceedings of the 4th Australasian Congress of Applied Mechanics, Melbourne (2005) [E1]
2005 Donohue TJ, Wensrich CM, 'An Investigative Study into the Prediction of Permeability of Binary Mixtures', Particulate Systems Analysis 2005 (CD Rom), Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom (2005) [E2]
2005 Roberts AW, Wensrich CM, Stratton RE, 'Influence of Flow Properties and Geometry an Chute Design and Performance', Particulate Systems Analysis 2005 (CD Rom), Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom (2005) [E2]
Co-authors Alan Roberts
2005 Wensrich CM, Collard AR, 'Resonant Effects in Vibrational Fluidisation of Granular Materials', Particulate Systems Analysis 2005 (CD Rom), Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom (2005) [E2]
2004 Wheeler CA, Wensrich CM, 'The influence of bulk solid properties on the motion resistance of belt conveyors', Conference Paper, Wollongong, Australia (2004) [E1]
Co-authors Craig Wheeler
2004 Wensrich CM, Wheeler CA, 'Evolutionary optimisation in loading chute design', Conference Paper, Wollongong, Australia (2004) [E1]
Co-authors Craig Wheeler
2002 Wensrich CM, 'The role of wall friction in silo quaking', World Congress on Particle Technology 4 (CD), Sydney, Australia (2002) [E1]
2001 Wensrich CM, 'Silo Quake Modelling and Lateral Pressure Predictions for a Hypoplastic Granular Material', 6th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (CDROM), Melbourne, Australia (2001) [E1]
2001 Wensrich CM, 'Shock Waves During Silo Quaking', Seventh International Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation Conference: Conference Proceedings Volume One, Newcastle, Australia (2001) [E1]
2001 Roberts AW, Wensrich CM, 'Pulsating Flow or ¿Quaking¿ in Gravity Discharge from Bins', Proc. Neptis 9 Symposium, Kyoto Japan (2001)
2000 Wensrich CM, Roberts AW, 'The role of slip-stick motion in silo quaking', FROM POWDER TO BULK, IMECHE HEADQUARTERS, LONDON, ENGLAND (2000)
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Alan Roberts
1999 Wensrich CM, 'FE Modelling of Load Sharing in Conveyor Belts', Proc. Relpowflo III, Porsgrunn, Norway (1999)
1998 Wensrich CM, Chambers AJ, 'Developing the Analysis Procedure Used in Conveyor Belt Condition Monitoring', Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation, Wollongong (1998) [E1]
1996 Barfoot G, Wensrich CM, Chambers AJ, 'Condition Monitoring of Belt Conveyors', Proc. ICOMS - 96, Melbourne, Australia (1996)
1995 Keys S, Wensrich CM, Chambers AJ, 'Design of A Pneumatic Conveying System ¿ A Case Study', Proc. 5th International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation, Newcastle, Australia (1995)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 18
Total funding $2,483,089

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20131 grants / $300,000

In situ neutron diffraction mapping of tri-axial stress distributions in particulate systems$300,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Erich Kisi, Doctor Chris Wensrich
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200303
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20121 grants / $2,678

Multiple AINSE Awards for 2012$2,678

Funding body: AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)

Funding body AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)
Project Team Professor Erich Kisi, Doctor Chris Wensrich, Doctor Heber Sugo
Scheme AINSE Award
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1201002
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

20111 grants / $5,334

Multiple AINSE Awards for 2011$5,334

Funding body: AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)

Funding body AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)
Project Team Professor Erich Kisi, Doctor Chris Wensrich
Scheme AINSE Award
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1200726
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

20102 grants / $750,000

Development of a High Capacity Steep Angle Belt Conveying System$450,000

Funding body: Technological Resources Pty Ltd.

Funding body Technological Resources Pty Ltd.
Project Team Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Professor Mark Jones, Doctor Chris Wensrich, Associate Professor Andre Katterfeld
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000601
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Analytical, Numerical and Testing Procedures for Improved Design and Performance of Bulk Solids Systems$300,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Professor Mark Jones, Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Associate Professor Bill McBride, Doctor Chris Wensrich, Associate Professor Andre Katterfeld
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190069
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20091 grants / $700,000

Development of a High Capacity Steep Angle Belt Conveying System$700,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Professor Mark Jones, Doctor Chris Wensrich, Associate Professor Andre Katterfeld
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189754
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20081 grants / $20,000

A Fundamental Approach to Slug-Flow Pneumatic Conveying$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Chris Wensrich, Professor Mark Jones
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188400
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20071 grants / $300,000

Modelling and Optimisation of Belt Conveyor Systems$300,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Doctor Chris Wensrich, Associate Professor Craig Wheeler
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0186345
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20062 grants / $21,500

Optimisation of Belt Conveyor Systems$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Professor Mark Jones, Doctor Chris Wensrich, Associate Professor Craig Wheeler
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186089
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

World Congress on Particle Technology 5, 23-27 April 2007$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Chris Wensrich
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186192
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20052 grants / $11,564

Optimisation of Belt Conveyor Systems$9,519

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Doctor Chris Wensrich
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184762
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Particulate Systems Analysis 2005, 20-23 September 2005$2,045

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Chris Wensrich
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185601
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20041 grants / $13,198

Evolutionary optimisation of conveyor loading chutes$13,198

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Chris Wensrich
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183517
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20033 grants / $349,482

Modelling and Characterisation of Stringy/Compressible Bulk Materials.$335,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Professor Mark Jones, Doctor Chris Wensrich
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182080
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Vibrational Fluidisation of Granular Materials.$8,482

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Chris Wensrich, Professor Mark Jones
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182399
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

2003 Formula SAE-A Competition: 4-7 Dec 2003 Tailem Bend South Australia$6,000

Funding body: Society of Automotive Engineers Australasia

Funding body Society of Automotive Engineers Australasia
Project Team Doctor Chris Wensrich
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182948
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

20021 grants / $8,000

Active Control of a Vibration Absorber$8,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Chris Wensrich
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182017
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20011 grants / $1,333

6th World Congress of Chemical Engineers, Melbourne 23-27 September 2001$1,333

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Chris Wensrich
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181469
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed2
Current7

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.5
PhD1.45

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 PhD Analysis of the Bulk Material Flexure Resistance of Belt Conveyors
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 Masters Analysis of the Stress Distribution Through Conveyor Belt Splices
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD Analysis of a Steep Angle Conveying System
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 Masters The Design of a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2009 PhD Determining the Indentation Rolling Resistance of Cable Reinforced Conveyor Belt Using Three Dimensional Non-Linear Finite Element Modeling
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 PhD Optimisation of Belt Conveying Systems
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2008 PhD Modelling and Optimisation of Conveyor Belts
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2008 PhD Permeability and the Structure of Porosity in Particulate Materials
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2008 PhD Dense Phase Pneumatic Conveying of Powders: Design Aspects and Phenomena
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Chris Wensrich

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Mechanical Engineering

Contact Details

Email christopher.wensrich@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6203
Fax (02) 4921 6946

Office

Room ES319
Building Engineering Science - D.W. George
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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